Monkey Puzzle pedestal bowl
Monkey Puzzle ( Araucaria spp.) or Chilean Pine .This ancient species appeared in the Jurassic era , the fossilised form of which is the precious stone " Jet" . Much favoured by the Victorians , a lot of these trees are now reaching the end of their lives and dying , thus enabling woodturners to aquire what would otherwise be an unobtainable timber , since they are now a protected species, and much sought after.
Distinctive by way of the fact , that is one of the few species where all the branches appear in a perfect circle on the trunk. These give rise to the " eyes " on turned work , as demonstrated here on the rim of the bowl.
23 cm W x 10 cm H.
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